Much like this summer, Phish had taken some time to prepare new material ahead of their 1998 summer tour. The new songs would ultimately end up on The Story Of The Ghost, and a tour through Europe would prove the ultimate testing grounds for these new gems. Not only did Phish bring out three brand new songs for the fans who made it to the tour opener in Copenhagen, but they treated fans to a great show in the process.Opening with “Limb by Limb” and “Ghost,” Phish treated fans to an alternate version of their classic tune “Water in the Sky” in the first set. You can hear the excitement at the new interpretation! There was an air of excitement for the first-ever “Roggae” too, a song that would become a staple of live shows. The band also turned a 1997 funk jam into “The Moma Dance,” with Trey Anastasio even going so far as to teach fans the now-forgotten dance that accompanies. After a great second set, the band brought out one more new song, “Brian and Robert,” for the encore.Listen to the full audio of the show, courtesy of fromtheaquarium.You can see the phish.net setlist below.Setlist: Phish at The Grey Hall, Freetown Christiania, Copenhagen, Denmark – 06/30/1998 Set 1: Limb By Limb, Ghost, Water in the Sky > Bouncing Around the Room, Tube, Stash -> Cities, Roggae, Guyute, Beauty of My Dreams > Funky Bitch, Train Song, David BowieSet 2: The Moma Dance, Birds of a Feather, Wolfman’s Brother -> Frankie Says > Run Like an Antelope, Lawn Boy, Ya Mar, Ha Ha Ha, Mike’s Song -> Swept Away > Steep > Weekapaug GrooveEncore: Brian and Robert Debut of “new” faster arrangement. Debut.Notes: This show marked the debuts of Roggae, The Moma Dance, Brian and Robert, and the “new” faster arrangement of Water in the Sky. Ghost included a San-Ho-Zay tease from Trey. Tube contained a Sand tease. The Moma Dance included the band teaching the audience the simplistic “dance” that accompanies the song.
Editor’s Note: Sister Spotlight is an effort by the Saint Mary’s News Department to shed light on the shared experience of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross and Saint Mary’s College students. We will be sharing the mission and stories of the sisters in an on-going series.Sister M. Veronique Wiedower, president of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross, reflected on the history and mission of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross and how this applied to her own vocation. “Four sisters came here from Le Mans, France, in 1843 and began to work with Fr. Sorin. Their dream was always to start a school for girls, as well as boys,” she said. “In 1844, they founded Saint Mary’s College.” The Holy Cross mission has always tried to meet the needs of the community and address the issues of the times, Wiedower said. “We don’t have a specific apostolic ministry. But, in general, the Holy Cross mission believes that as a congregation we need to be attentive to the signs of the times and what is going on in the places we are,” Wiedower said. “Then we can meet the needs of the people as much as we can.”Now, the sisters work in a variety of different fields, helping to improve the lives of those in need. “Today, the sisters are doing education, healthcare, social ministries, parish ministries and are helping anybody who has a need,” she said. “So we work with immigration law and women who have been trafficked because those are the issues of today.”The Sisters of the Holy Cross work on four different continents and provide care and benefits to the people they work with. “We are in Asia, in the countries of Bangladesh and Northeast India. In Africa, we work in Ghana and Uganda,” she said. “In South America, we’re in Brazil and Peru, and in the United States and Mexico.” The mission of the Holy Cross resonated early on with Wiedower, and she decided that she wanted to be part of this community.“When I began to think about my own vocation and in life and decided that religious life might be something that God was calling me to, I looked at religious congregations that had similar values to what I thought was important,” she said. “One of those values was family, and being able to help people and in situations where they were. That’s who I wanted to be, engaged in helping others and doing something that made me happy.” Wiedower attended Saint Mary’s College and graduated with a degree in music before getting her masters in Theology and teaching religion. “After I graduated from college, I started out teaching music in high schools, teaching glee club, band [and] pep band for basketball and football games. … Then I was asked to work with seminarians who needed help with music for liturgy,” she said. “So I attended the University of Notre Dame and got my masters in Liturgical Studies and Theology. I got into liturgy planning and religious formation work. That is what I have spent the second part of my career and religious vocation doing.”Five years ago, Wiedower was elected president of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross. She said this has helped her continue to live out her vocation and mission. “The role of the president is to assist in providing the resources that are needed for our sisters to have spiritual and apostolate vitality to be rooted in their religious life,” she said. “As president, I get to help people to see what are the resources that they need in order to be happy, holy, religious and able to serve God’s people where they find themselves in whatever situations that might be.” Wiedower believes her education at Saint Mary’s helped prepare her for her vocation in many different ways, and that this applies to all students in this community. “Saint Mary’s College also prepares you for life. I think it prepares you to look at situations to think critically, to make good decisions, to take risks in terms of looking at something new in your life,” she said. “When I was elected into leadership, it wasn’t something that I had done before. But I think that life in the congregation, the mentoring and support I received throughout my life and my education prepared me to say ‘I think I can do this.’”Wiedower hopes giving the sisters a platform to connect with the students will allow both groups of the community to grow with each other.“The hardest thing is that students don’t always see the sisters as people like [them],” she said. “I hope that this series can help students learn more about the sisters and what we’re doing around the world, things that they’re involved in. I hope that they can learn to see us as women who can inspire them, but also know that we too are inspired by the students. I hope both groups can see this relationship as a mutual accompaniment of each other on this journey of life.”Tags: Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross, sister spotlight,Sister M. Veronique Wiedower, president of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross, reflected on the history and mission of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross and how this applied to her own vocation.
When you make your spring chore list, don’t forget to “feed”the ants. To fight ants properly, experts say you have to knowa little ant biology.”To get rid of ants, you first have to know their dietand their habitat,” said Dan Suiter, an Extension Serviceentomologist with the University of Georgia College of Agriculturaland Environmental Sciences.”You’ve also got to kill the queen,” Suiter said.”Everything an ant colony does revolves around the life ofthe queen.”Spring is New Colony TimeSpring is when new ant colonies form. “The reproductiveants fly into the air, mate and drop to the ground,” Suitersaid. “Male ants then die. The queen’s wings fall off, andshe goes off to nest and make a new colony.”Knowing the ants’ diet is important when selecting a bait-basedpesticide product.”Ants feed on sugar from plant honeydew and on proteinfrom dead insects,” he said. “In the spring, they mostlyeat proteins. In the fall, they eat sugars.”Treatments with the wrong food base don’t work.”If the bait contains a food the ants aren’t eating,”Suiter said, “you’ve wasted your time and money.”One product covers both diet bases.”Raid produces a double control product that includesboth the protein and sugar diet,” he said. “It’s child-resistantand comes in see-through packages so you can easily tell whento replace the product.”Suiter found Combat ant baits effective, too. Both brands arewidely marketed through grocery stores.”They’re the only commercial products that use an insectprotein base,” Suiter said. “And there’s obviously somethingto that.”Baits and Granulars Work BestAnt control products come in many forms, but baits are amongSuiter’s favorites.”Baits are so effective because ants share food,”he said. “They take it back to the colony and share it withother ants, including the queen.”In his lab at the Georgia Experiment Station in Griffin, Ga.,Suiter tested baits to find the most effective formulas.”Select a bait,” he said, “that includes anyof these active ingredients: sulfuramid, hydramethylon or fipronil.Avoid buying anything with propoxur as an ingredient. This justrepels ants. It doesn’t kill them.”Suiter ranks granular products high, too.”Granulars get down into the thatch and mulch where theants live,” he said. “The only problem is they haveto be watered in, and with the current drought, come June andJuly you may be facing an outdoor water ban.”Dusts Work Well, But Less is BestPesticide dusts are effective if applied correctly.”Homeowners tend to think that if a little bit is good,a lot must be better,” Suiter said. “They apply toomuch. Dust is effective forever, but there’s a knack to applyingit. Less is best.”Liquid sprays are effective. “If you buy a liquid thatcontains pyrethroids,” Suiter said, “you’re probablyspraying close to the same product a pest control company wouldapply. You may have to invest in a sprayer though.”Aerosols are Suiter’s least favorite ant control. “They’rethe most widely sold type of ant and home pest control products,but I have no use for them,” he said. “They kill onlythe ants you see, and they leave oily residues on your countertops.”But people like the instant gratification they provide.”You push a nozzle and you’ve got dead ants,” hesaid. “And now they come in colorful cans and pleasant scents.The only time I would ever use them is if I had a party in 10minutes and needed the ants dead quickly.”Whichever product you choose, use it outside.”That’s where the ants live,” Suiter said. “Youmay see them inside, but they’re only coming in for resourceslike water.”